Travel Documents

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

One of the first steps in starting your journey toward studying abroad is acquiring a U.S. Passport. The Office of International Programs encourages students to get a passport in their freshman year to prevent processing delays when eligible for going abroad.

OBTAINING A U.S. PASSPORT
  • WHY SHOULD YOU GET A PASSPORT?
    • Early preparation for studying abroad or traveling to Canada. Passports are also another form of ID.
  • WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT?
  • Passport Application Form DS-11
    • Available at International Education Office or U.S. Post Office.
  • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship – Provide one of the following:
    • Previous valid U.S. Passport
    • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • Proof of Identity – Provide one of the following:
    • Recently issued Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship with easily recognizable photo
    • Current, valid driver’s license
    • Government employee ID
    • Military ID
  • Two Identical Passport Photos
    • 2×2 inches in size
    • Clear likeness, taken within the past 6 months
    • Color required, full-face, front view on a white or off-white background
    • Normal street attire; no hats or headgear
    • Many U.S. Post Offices have photo services for an additional $15
  • Passport Fees:
    • Currently, $110.00, subject to change.
    • The Postal Service collects an additional fee of $25, payable by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card.
    • See www.usps.com/passport for updates
    • Check or money order is accepted
  • Passport Locations: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx